Next Jazz Legacy
Anastassiya Petrova is a jazz pianist/organist from Kazakhstan currently based in Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout her musical career, she has been given opportunities to share the stage with musicians such as Noah Preminger, Allan Chase, Patricia Zarate Perez, Marco Pignataro, Terri Lyne Carrington, John Patitucci, Ellis Hall, Ben Street, Catherine Russell, and others. She participated in international festivals such as Umbria Jazz Festival 2013 (Italy), Wave of Ideas 2015 (Bulgaria), Panama Jazz Festival 2020, 2021 (Panama), Beantown Jazz Festival 2018 (Boston, MA), Monterey Jazz Festival 2018 (Monterey, CA), and appeared at “The Voice” TV show in Kazakhstan and TEDx Talks at Suffolk University. In 2019 She was awarded with a DownBeat Student Music Award for the best Graduate Arrangement, in 2020 received a grand-prix at the International Jazz Bridge Competition as a pianist, composer, and arranger, and in 2021 became a finalist at Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition. Her influences include contemporary jazz pianists Danilo Perez, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock, and jazz organists such as Larry Goldings, Jack McDuff, and Joey DeFrancesco. She got her bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music and a master’s degree from Berklee Global Jazz Institute. Anastassiya is currently holding an Assistant Professor position at Berklee College of Music and planning to release a debut album.
I’m very excited to be a part of this program and connect with other talented women and non-binary artists to learn from each other, create, and share the gift of music. I’m also very looking forward to tackle different aspects of success: professional development as well as “learning by doing” through apprenticeship. – Ana
Apprenticeship: Chris Potter
Creative Mentor: Kris Davis
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